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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  16/JUL/2013 9:06 PM
Assunto:  genitive suffix
Mensagem:  Don´t know where you found this, but (as far as I know) the word suffix is used to talk about words in the plural.

So, words ended with the suffix e/es are the ones in wich you use a "bare genitive" - just the ´  after the word.   In this way girls  would turn into  girls´  (because of the suffix s)
and wife  would turn into  wife´s, if in the plural wive´s.

Take a look here


I´m afraid somebody confused suffix here with suffix in other grammar context.  Read it and jumped to a conclusion out of context.
So, I think you might continue teaching English the way you do, don´t sweat it at all!

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
genitive suffix  –  Jazz  16/JUL/2013, 10:40 AM
 genitive suffix  –  PPAULO  16/JUL/2013, 9:06 PM
genitive suffix  –  PPAULO  16/JUL/2013, 9:25 PM
Genitive suffix  –  Jazz  16/JUL/2013, 10:01 PM
Genitive suffix  –  Teacher  17/JUL/2013, 4:45 AM
genitive suffix  –  Polibius  19/JUL/2013, 2:40 PM
genitive suffix  –  Jazz  05/AGO/2013, 11:53 PM
genitive suffix  –  Jazz  05/AGO/2013, 11:53 PM

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